Retire by 50 or Earlier

Retiring to a life of financial independence and freedom at fifty something is the most likely outcome for those modestly dedicated to saving and following the general principles of our letters. If you have little put away for retirement, on track for a typical retirement age, or already attained financial freedom, there is quite a bit you’ll need to know to ensure a healthy nest egg is available to you later in life. These letters share personal experiences related to early withdrawal of retirement accounts, tax reduction, life and health insurance, investment allocation, safe withdrawal rates, producing supplemental income through part time work or side hustling, downsizing, preserving wealth, supporting elderly parents, finding purpose post FI, and helping folks retire by 50.